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Cumberland and Storm (firm)


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Cumberland and Storm was a Toronto, Ontario-based architectural firm established in 1852; it dissolved in 1863 from evidence of the drawings, but the firm name continued until 1866-1867.

William George Storm (1826-1892) began to work for Frederic William Cumberland (1821-1881) in 1849 as an apprentice in his private offices in both Toronto and Hamilton. Between 1850 and 1852, while Cumberland was in partnership with Thomas G. Ridout Jr., Storm continued to work in the offices as an architect and engineer in preparing working drawings and details before becoming a full partner in 1852 upon Ridout's departure.

The architectural firm of Cumberland and Storm was the most prominent Toronto architectural firm in the nineteenth century with over 69 projects, including large projects such as the centre portion of Osgoode Hall and University College along with other court houses and jails (for Halton, Lincoln, Victoria and York Counties), a magnetic observatory, vice-regal residences in Ottawa and Toronto, legislative buildings, post offices and banks. After Cumberland's departure to pursue engineering and legislative careers, there was a period of transition where the firm name continued until 1866-1867. During this period of transition Storm undertook a number of projects alone and except for a brief period in 1877 where he partnered with Charles Albert Walton he continued the practice on his own until his death in 1892.

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Archives of Ontario, C 11

Dictionary on Canadian Biography

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada 1800-1950


Archival Records Linked to this Creator

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C 11-47

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to the old Parliament buildings in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-49

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records related to St. James Cathedral in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-63

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to the New Central School in Hamilton, Ontario

C 11-64

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to the St. James Parochial School in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-65

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawings of the York County Courthouse in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-73

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawings of the Shepley residence in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-76

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to a residence for John H. Hagarty in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-78

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to the Ontario County courthouse and jail in Whitby, Ontario

C 11-79

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawings of the Moffat Murray and Company Store in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-80

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to the Magnetical Observatory and adjacent buildings in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-81

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to the Trinity Parsonage House in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-82

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawings of houses on Yonge Street in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-83

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawings of the James Duggan Wholesale store in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-84

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to the Hamilton Post Office in Hamilton, Ontario

C 11-85

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawings of the George W. Allan mansion in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-86

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawings of J. Lukin Robinson Chambers in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-87

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to the residence of J. Lukin Robinson in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-88

Cumberland and Storm architectural records relating to the Mechanics' Institute building in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-89

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawings of the David L. MacPherson residence in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-90

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to Government House (Elmsley House) in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-92

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawing of a Ward school in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-93

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawings of the Bank of Upper Canada in Windsor, Ontario

C 11-94

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to the William H. Blake residence in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-95

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to the John Ross residence in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-96

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to the Queen Street Wesleyan Chapel in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-97

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawings of the W. B. Robinson residence in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-98

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawings of the Halton County Courthouse in Milton, Ontario

C 11-99

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to Upper Canada College in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-100

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawings of the Canadian Institute in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-101

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to University College in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-102

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to Osgoode Hall in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-103

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to the St. James Cemetery and Chapel in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-104

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawings of the Bank of Upper Canada in Sarnia, Ontario

C 11-106

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to the Frederic Wydder villa residence in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-108

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawings of Government House and Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Ontario

C 11-111

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawings of the Dalrymple Crawford residence in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-112

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawings of the Victoria County courthouse and gaol in Lindsay, Ontario

C 11-113

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to the Lincoln County prison in St. Catharines, Ontario

C 11-114

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to the Colonel George Lawman house in Pennsylvania, United States

C 11-115

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawings of Government House (University Park) in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-116

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to the Edinburgh Life Assurance Company in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-117

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to the Model Grammar School in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-118

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawing of the Oddfellows' Encampment in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-119

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to the Frederic William Cumberland residence in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-121

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawings of a collegiate complex in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-122

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawings of a frame dwelling house in St. Catharines, Ontario

C 11-123

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records related to Toronto city schools

C 11-129

Horwood Collection drawings registers

C 11-430

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawings of the stores for John H. Hagarty in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-655

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to the Provincial Assurance Company in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-657

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to the British North America Assurance Company in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-664

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawings of the Sherborne House in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-669

Cumberland and Storm's architectural records relating to the Reuben A. Parker Stores in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-672

Cumberland and Storm's architectural drawings of the Casimir Gzowski mansion in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-801

Cumberland and Ridout's architectural drawings of the Wesleyan Church in Cobourg, Ontario

C 11-875

Cumberland and Storm's specifications for the T. Brunskill Hotel and Store in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-876

Cumberland and Storm's specifications for the Bank of Upper Canada in Port Hope, Ontario

C 11-877

Cumberland and Storm's specifications for the Bank of Upper Canada in Lindsay, Ontario

C 11-894

Cumberland and Storm's specifications for the Bank of Upper Canada in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-896

Cumberland and Storm's project file for the [Protestant] Orphans' Home in Toronto, Ontario

C 11-1023

Frederic William Cumberland's reference prints and drawings

C 11-1463

Cumberland and Storm administrative files